Tag Archives: Hartford

The oddly shaped Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic & the Heublein & Brother Bottle

The oddly shaped Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic & the Heublein & Brother bottle 05 September 2015 Frank Wicker sent the pictures (which I have cropped in Photoshop) of a Vigor Bitter & Invigorating Tonic saying, “Hi Ferdinand, have you ever seen one … Continue reading

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Dr. Sperry’s Rheumatic Bitters – Hartford, Connecticut

Dr. Sperry’s Rheumatic Bitters – Hartford, Connecticut One of the first Eclectic Botanic Physicians 18 February 2015 Selling for a song last week at Jeff Wichmann’s American Bottle Auctions Sale Page was this rare, actually I think extremely rare, Dr. Sperry’s … Continue reading

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Fully labeled Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters

Fully labeled Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters 06 November 2014 Glass Works Auctions has this super example of a Dr. A. S. Hopkins Union Stomach Bitters in their “Christmas Comes Early” Auction 105 that opens on 10 November 2014. … Continue reading

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Blacking Bottles & a little more

B L A C K I N G This past week, a number of primarily eastern US collectors have been posting some really great pictures of Blacking bottles. I thought I would take a moment to nest a few images … Continue reading

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Lester E. Gibb’s Bone Liniment

“A cure liniment for external use only: For Skin Inflammations, Soreness, Eye Inflammation, Frost bit, Weeping Sinews, Burns, Cancer Humors, Chilblains, Rheumatic Affections, Itching, Ring Worm, Facial shaving Injuries, Strained Cords etc.” This post is prompted by Connecticut collector and … Continue reading

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Cocamoke Bitter Co. – Hartford, Conn.

Cocamoke Bitter Co. – Hartford, Conn. 29 May 2012 (R•042614) Early American Glass collector and authority, Rich Ciralli (Bristol, Connecticut) contacted me Saturday about a Bitters bottle that he recently obtained. I didn’t have an example so this is always … Continue reading

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The Charter Oak Historical Flask

John Pastor, pictured with Liz Maxbauer above, had this great little flask called a Charter Oak at the 2012 Baltimore Bottle Show (Read further: A Salute to the 2012 Baltimore Antique Bottle Show) this past March. It was part of a preview … Continue reading

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A couple of Petite Chestnuts

Ferd, good to see you at Keene – brief as always it seems, but bottles, bottles, bottles. Find the e-mail below which I sent back in May but appears to have slipped through your “net”.  In case you did see … Continue reading

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